Saturday, February 13, 2016
How To Optimize Your iPad's Battery Life
One thing about batteries you should make sure you are aware of is the fact that, quite simply, they will eventually die, regardless of what measures you take (in fact, even if you never used a battery, it would eventually die); however, there are still a few things you can do in order to increase the life of a battery - and when it comes to a device such as the iPad, this is exceedingly important for you to do. First of all, realize that your battery's lifespan is going to largely be based on the number of discharge-recharge cycles you allow it to go through - but this does not mean (as some people think) that you need to take your battery all the way down to 0 every time you use it; if you charge your battery from 0% to 100%, this could affect your battery's life the same as if you charged it from 80% to 100% on five separate occasions. Instead of spending all your time worrying about how far down your battery is before you plug it in and charge it back up, you should worry about the things you can do to keep your battery from getting down to zero too quickly; these things include using WiFi over 3G whenever you can, lowering your screen brightness to keep from depleting the battery, and setting up your iPad so it goes to sleep quickly when it is not in use. Finally, you should realize that it will be important that you give your iPad a full recharge cycle (that is, bringing it close to zero before charging it up to 100%) about once a month - so if you are in the habit of charging your iPad frequently, or if you do not use your iPad frequently enough for it to hit 0% in a month, make a concerted effort to go through a full discharge-recharge cycle. Even though the battery on your iPad will someday die, you will be able to extend its life a whole lot longer with this simple knowledge, and with these simple tricks!